2015 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 1 - Elections
Section 6B Uniform Military and Overseas Voters
Section 1-6B-3 Elections covered; form of ballot and ballot materials; benefits of the Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act.

NM Stat § 1-6B-3 (2015) What's This?

1-6B-3. Elections covered; form of ballot and ballot materials; benefits of the Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act.

A. The procedures in the Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act apply to elections conducted pursuant to the Election Code and the Municipal Election Code [Chapter 3, Articles 8 and 9 NMSA 1978].

B. A federal qualified elector may vote for all candidates and on all questions as if the voter were able to cast a ballot in person.

C. The form of the military-overseas ballot shall be the same as the ballot provided to all other voters. The form of the military-overseas ballot materials shall be the same as the ballot materials provided to all other voters, except as required by the Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act.

D. To receive the benefits of the Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act, a federal qualified elector shall inform the appropriate clerk that the individual is a federal qualified elector. Methods of informing the appropriate clerk include:

(1) the use of a federal postcard application or federal write-in absentee ballot;

(2) the use of an army post office, fleet post office or diplomatic post office address in the correct format as a mailing address on a certificate of registration or as a delivery address on an absentee ballot application;

(3) the use of an overseas address as a mailing address on a certificate of registration or as a delivery address on an absentee ballot application; or

(4) the inclusion on a certificate of registration or an absentee ballot application or other information sufficient to identify the voter as a federal qualified elector.

History: Laws 2015, ch. 145, 27.

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